Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System(PPRTMS)

News:Election Commission of India (ECI) is set to implement the Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System(PPRTMS). Facts: About the registration system: The registration tracking system is being implemented to help the applicants track the process of registration of political party.This system will be effective from 1st January,2020. The system will be implemented through an online… Continue reading Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System(PPRTMS)

Postal ballot facilities for Absentee voters

News:Election Commission of India has started working on detailed guidelines to facilitate the process of postal ballot paper for Absentee voters of essential services, Senior citizens of more than 80 years and marked PwD electors. Facts: About the guidelines: EC has defined absentee voter as a person belonging to such class of persons as may… Continue reading Postal ballot facilities for Absentee voters

Explained: What are ‘A, B’ forms & why they are crucial

News:Candidates aspiring to contest upcoming assembly elections on the ticket of a political party are required to submit various documents and forms.The most important documents are Form A and Form B. Facts: About Forms: Form A and Form B denotes that a certain candidate has been approved by a political party and should be allotted… Continue reading Explained: What are ‘A, B’ forms & why they are crucial

Election Commission cuts short disqualification term for Sikkim Chief Minister

News:The Election commission has reduced the Sikkim chief minister disqualification period by almost five years under a provision of electoral law. Facts: Background: Prem Singh Tamang was appointed as Sikkim Chief minister in May, 2019.But he needs to be elected to the Assembly within six months of his appointment. However,he was barred from contesting polls… Continue reading Election Commission cuts short disqualification term for Sikkim Chief Minister

Election Commission to host Association of World Election Bodies

The Election Commission of India(ECI) will be hosting the 4th General Assembly of the Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB) at Bengaluru on 3rd September 2019. India will take over as A-WEB’s Chair for the 2019-21 term.Over 50 countries across the globe will join the A-WEB meeting. The Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB) is the largest… Continue reading Election Commission to host Association of World Election Bodies

Allow us to retain national party status till after 2024 Lok Sabha polls: TMC, CPI to EC

Trinamool Congress(TMC) and Communist Party of India(CPI) have urged the Election Commission to allow them to retain the national party status till the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. This came in the backdrop of EC serving show cause notices to TMC, CPI and Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) seeking explanation on why their national party status should… Continue reading Allow us to retain national party status till after 2024 Lok Sabha polls: TMC, CPI to EC

Accessible Elections; a successful endeavor of Election Commission of India during Lok Sabha Election 2019

Election commission of India’s motto of ‘Accessible Elections’ was successful in making the India’s elections inclusive and participative for all. EC had used several key initiatives such as electors with disabilities and senior citizens were mapped polling station wise to provide them targeted and need based assistance on the day of poll. During the election,all… Continue reading Accessible Elections; a successful endeavor of Election Commission of India during Lok Sabha Election 2019

Convicted in graft case, Sikkim CM seeks disqualification waiver

Sikkim Chief Minister(CM) has requested the Election Commission (EC) to grant him a waiver of the remaining period of his disqualification to retain the post. Sikkim CM who was appointed on May 27,2019 needs to be elected to the Assembly within six months of his appointment.However,he is barred from contesting polls as he has been… Continue reading Convicted in graft case, Sikkim CM seeks disqualification waiver

ECI Flagship IT Program – Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) – a success story

The Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) has recorded a 60.14% voting in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. ETPBS was developed by the Election Commission of India with the help of C-DAC for the use of service voters.It is fully secured system. This system enables the entitled service voter to cast their vote using… Continue reading ECI Flagship IT Program – Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) – a success story